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Democracy and Violence: in India and Beyond


Economic and Political Weekly

In about a year’s time, the citizens of India will vote in their sixteenth General Elections. The last such exercise, held in May 2009, showcased a bewildering variety of parties and politicians. Some 700 million adults were eligible to vote; about 400 million actually voted, to choose five hundred and forty-three members of the national Parliament. [...]

By |2013-04-06T23:09:17+00:00April 6th, 2013|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Longer Essays|

The Miracles of Mao


The Telegraph

Marxism claims to offer a materialist approach to history, where class relations and the forces of technology are given more importance than the doings of individuals. In practice, however, political regimes based on professedly Marxist principles have indulged in an unprecedented worship of their leaders. Communist parties the world over brook no criticism of the Holy [...]

By |2013-04-06T23:00:47+00:00April 6th, 2013|Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Biography|Tags: , , |